There are 10 ways to get from Birmingham to Scotland by train, bus, car or plane

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Train  •  3h 59m

  1. Take the train from Birmingham New Street to Glasgow Central

£110 - £380

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Bus  •  6h 25m

  1. Take the bus from Birmingham Coach Station, Digbeth to Glasgow National Express / ...

£11 - £50

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Train via Preston  •  4h 14m

  1. Take the train from Birmingham New Street to Preston
  2. Take the train from Preston to Glasgow Central

£94 - £384

Drive  •  4h 45m

  1. Drive from Birmingham to Glasgow 292.2 miles

£50 - £75

Fly Birmingham to Edinburgh  •  3h 16m

  1. Fly from Birmingham (BHX) to Edinburgh (EDI) BHX - EDI

£33 - £231

Fly Birmingham to Aberdeen  •  3h 33m

  1. Fly from Birmingham (BHX) to Aberdeen (ABZ) BHX - ABZ

£54 - £309

Fly Birmingham to Glasgow  •  3h 45m

  1. Fly from Birmingham (BHX) to Glasgow (GLA) BHX - GLA

£34 - £218

Train to East Midlands, fly to Edinburgh  •  4h 15m

  1. Take the train from Birmingham New Street to Long Eaton
  2. Fly from East Midlands (EMA) to Edinburgh (EDI) EMA - EDI

£88 - £328

Fly Birmingham to Inverness  •  4h 35m

  1. Fly from Birmingham (BHX) to Inverness (INV) BHX - INV

£66 - £301

Train to East Midlands, fly to Glasgow  •  4h 49m

  1. Take the train from Birmingham New Street to Long Eaton
  2. Fly from East Midlands (EMA) to Glasgow (GLA) EMA - GLA

£84 - £275

Questions & Answers

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The cheapest way to get from Birmingham to Scotland is to bus which costs £11 - £50 and takes 6h 25m.

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The quickest way to get from Birmingham to Scotland is to fly which costs £30 - £240 and takes 3h 16m.

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Yes, there is a direct bus departing from Birmingham Coach Station, Digbeth station and arriving at Glasgow. Services depart every four hours, and operate every day. The journey takes approximately 6h 25m.

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Yes, there is a direct train departing from Birmingham New Street and arriving at Glasgow Central. Services depart every two hours, and operate every day. The journey takes approximately 3h 59m.

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The distance between Birmingham and Scotland is 312 miles. The road distance is 292.2 miles.

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The best way to get from Birmingham to Scotland without a car is to train which takes 3h 59m and costs £110 - £380.

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The train from Birmingham New Street to Glasgow Central takes 3h 59m including transfers and departs every two hours.

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Birmingham to Scotland bus services, operated by National Express, depart from Birmingham Coach Station, Digbeth.

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Birmingham to Scotland train services, operated by Avanti West Coast, depart from Birmingham New Street station.

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What companies run services between Birmingham, England and Scotland?

Avanti West Coast operates a train from Birmingham New Street to Glasgow Central every 4 hours. Tickets cost £110 - £380 and the journey takes 3h 59m. CrossCountry also services this route every 4 hours. Alternatively, National Express operates a bus from Birmingham Coach Station, Digbeth to Glasgow every 4 hours. Tickets cost £11 - £15 and the journey takes 6h 25m. Megabus UK also services this route once daily.

Airlines
Flybe
Website
flybe.com
Flights from Birmingham to Edinburgh
Ave. Duration
1h 13m
When
Every day
Estimated price
£40 - £190
Flights from Birmingham to Edinburgh via Belfast City
Ave. Duration
3h 8m
When
Every day
Estimated price
£40 - £190
Flights from Birmingham to Aberdeen
Ave. Duration
1h 28m
When
Every day
Estimated price
£60 - £320
Flights from Birmingham to Glasgow
Ave. Duration
1h 14m
When
Every day
Estimated price
£35 - £210
Flights from Birmingham to Glasgow via Belfast City
Ave. Duration
2h 55m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
£35 - £210
Flights from East Midlands to Edinburgh
Ave. Duration
1h 10m
When
Every day
Estimated price
£70 - £350
Flights from Birmingham to Inverness
Ave. Duration
1h 30m
When
Every day
Estimated price
£80 - £380
Flights from Birmingham to Inverness via Belfast City
Ave. Duration
3h 15m
When
Monday to Saturday
Estimated price
£80 - £380
Flights from East Midlands to Glasgow
Ave. Duration
1h 10m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
£95 - £310
Loganair
Website
loganair.co.uk
Flights from Birmingham to Edinburgh
Ave. Duration
1h 13m
When
Every day
Estimated price
£40 - £190
Flights from Birmingham to Aberdeen
Ave. Duration
1h 28m
When
Every day
Estimated price
£60 - £320
Flights from Birmingham to Glasgow
Ave. Duration
1h 14m
When
Every day
Estimated price
£35 - £210
Flights from East Midlands to Edinburgh
Ave. Duration
1h 10m
When
Every day
Estimated price
£70 - £350
Flights from Birmingham to Inverness
Ave. Duration
1h 30m
When
Every day
Estimated price
£80 - £380
Flights from East Midlands to Glasgow
Ave. Duration
1h 10m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
£95 - £310
easyJet
Website
easyjet.com
Flights from Birmingham to Edinburgh
Ave. Duration
1h 15m
When
Every day
Estimated price
£30 - £260
Flights from Birmingham to Edinburgh via Belfast (Aldergrove)
Ave. Duration
3h
When
Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
£30 - £260
Flights from Birmingham to Glasgow
Ave. Duration
1h 20m
When
Every day
Estimated price
£30 - £270
Flights from Birmingham to Glasgow via Belfast (Aldergrove)
Ave. Duration
2h 55m
When
Wednesday and Thursday
Estimated price
£30 - £270
Ryanair
Website
ryanair.com
Flights from Birmingham to Edinburgh via Dublin
Ave. Duration
3h 20m
When
Monday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
£40 - £160
KLM
Website
klm.com
Flights from Birmingham to Aberdeen via Amsterdam Schiphol
Ave. Duration
3h 35m
When
Every day
Estimated price
£160 - £650
Train operators
Avanti West Coast
Phone
0344 556 5650
Website
avantiwestcoast.co.uk
Train from Birmingham New Street to Glasgow Central
Ave. Duration
3h 59m
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
£110 - £380
Website
avantiwestcoast.co.uk
Anytime Day Single
£110 - £150
Anytime Day Single 1st Class
£280 - £380
Train from Birmingham New Street to Preston
Ave. Duration
1h 35m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
£35 - £140
Website
avantiwestcoast.co.uk
Anytime Day Single
£35 - £55
Anytime Day Single 1st Class
£100 - £140
Train from Preston to Glasgow Central
Ave. Duration
2h 18m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
£70 - £250
Website
avantiwestcoast.co.uk
Anytime Day Single
£70 - £95
Anytime Day Single 1st Class
£180 - £250
CrossCountry
Phone
0344 736 9123
Email
customer.relations@crosscountrytrains.co.uk
Website
crosscountrytrains.co.uk
Train from Birmingham New Street to Glasgow Central
Ave. Duration
6h 9m
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
£120 - £320
Website
crosscountrytrains.co.uk
Anytime Day
£120 - £160
Anytime Day 1st Class
£220 - £320
Train from Birmingham New Street to Long Eaton
Ave. Duration
57 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
£30 - £120
Website
crosscountrytrains.co.uk
Anytime Day
£30 - £40
Anytime Day 1st Class
£85 - £120
TransPennine Express
Bus operators
National Express

National Express Coaches are a quick and convenient way of travelling around the UK. Over 550 National Express coaches run on Britain's roads every day, serving over 900 destinations across the UK. National Express Coaches carry around 19 million passenger journeys every year. For added convenience, National Express operate coach services to all major UK airports 24 hours per day, and is on its way to being 100% wheelchair accessible. The company also has a 24-hour control centre that receives a GPS signal to update on location, speed and the temperature inside coaches, ensuring the smoothest journey possible.

Contact Details
Phone
+44 08717 818178
Website
nationalexpress.com
Bus from Birmingham Coach Station, Digbeth to Glasgow
Ave. Duration
6h 25m
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
£11 - £15
Website
National Express
Megabus UK
Phone
0871 266 3333
Email
enquiries@megabus.com
Website
uk.megabus.com
Bus from Birmingham, Navigation Street to Buchanan Bus Station
Ave. Duration
7h 5m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
£27 - £50
Website
Megabus UK

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The best way to get from Birmingham to Scotland is to train which takes 3h 59m and costs £110 - £380. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs £11 - £50 and takes 6h 25m, you could also fly, which costs £30 - £240 and takes 3h 16m.

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The quickest flight from Birmingham Airport to Edinburgh Airport is the direct flight which takes 1h 10m.

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Birmingham to Scotland bus services, operated by National Express, arrive at Glasgow station.

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Birmingham to Scotland train services, operated by Avanti West Coast, arrive at Glasgow Central station.

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Yes, the driving distance between Birmingham to Scotland is 292 miles. It takes approximately 4h 45m to drive from Birmingham to Scotland.

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Ryanair, easyJet and Flybe offer flights from Birmingham Airport to Edinburgh Airport.

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There are 185+ hotels available in Scotland. Prices start at £75 per night.

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The best way to get from Birmingham to Birmingham Airport is to train which takes 15 min and costs £2 - £90.

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